The Morning After
Written by Bwog Staff
More news this morning about Operation Ivy League. For synthesis, check out yesterday’s Six O’Clock Wrap-Up.
- According to NYC Department of Corrections latest files on Perez, Wymbs, Coles, Klein and David, the students are currently being held at the Manhattan Correctional Facility at 125 White Street. Their next court date has already been posted for January 18th, 2011. That date’s accuracy depends on the defendants’ decision to continue to plead ‘not guilty’ or to change their plea to avoid a trial.
- DNA Info confirms that Wymbs was the only student with a parent at the arraignment. His father was at yesterday’s arraignment and “Wymbs looked back at him several times to make eye contact during the proceedings.” DNA Info also has the most detailed breakdown of the drugs each student was accused of selling: Wymbs of LSD and MDMA; Coles of marijuana; Perez of Adderall and “other amphetamines”; David of marijuana and cocaine; Klein of marijuana, LSD, DMT and MDMA.
- The Times has pictures of all the students sitting in court yesterday. Perez (aka Vincenzo) has a band-aid his right eye apparently due to a scuffle with the police. The Times quotes William Novak, an assistant attorney in the Special Narcotics Office: “He fought pretty vigorously with the warrant team.”
- The Times also reports that Harrison David was the main target of Operation Ivy League, which originally began after the NYPD received multiple anonymous tips via Crimestoppers about David’s drug dealing. David has also been accused of having the most contact with the three downtown suppliers arrested earlier. David has been charged with selling 20 grams of cocaine as well as marijuana.
- Operation Ivy League made the storied front page of the Daily News. Headline: “Ivy Sleaze”, accompanied by a picture of Perez being led away by cops. The Post’s headline: “‘Columbian’ Drug Ring is Broken Up.” The Daily News reported that Klein’s family found out about his arrest from a reporter.
- Some news from the students’ attorneys, via Bloomberg. Wymbs’ lawyer, Michael Bachner, who we reported last night is a high-profile white-collar criminal lawyer who has dealt with Caroline Guiliani and Bernard Kerik’s cases, said that Wymbs has applied to grad school and “hopes this arrest will not derail his plans.” Perez’s lawyer identified Perez as the “only student who does not come from financial means,” noting that his mother is a marine biologist in the Bahamas.
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